Be Driven by Kindness, Amanda Nguyen
Amanda Nguyen, an aspiring civil rights astronaut, used the labels meant to define her and channeled them into good.
- Being authentic really means accepting who you are. I think that's one of the most difficult things that we all come to terms with, or try to at least. I'm a huge nerd and I own it. I'm a rape survivor and I own it. I want to be an astronaut and I own that. And I think that when we grow up, were inundated with labels and things that people tell us, well this is how you're supposed to be. But trust your gut. And as long as you're driven by kindness, I think you'll be all right.